A Night at the Pub (Poisoned Pen style)
Tomorrow’s a Night at the Pub at Poisoned Pen Books, Scottsdale, complete with a keg, crisps, atmospheric fog (!) and some giveaways (a drawing of the signed broadsheet, “Birth of a Green Man,” by LRK.) And these:
The night’s theme fits Willis’s double story told in Blackout and All Clear .
In Blackout, Connie Willis returned to the time-traveling future of 2060—the setting for several of her most celebrated works—and sent three Oxford historians to World War II England: Michael Davies, intent on observing heroism during the Miracle of Dunkirk; Merope Ward, studying children evacuated from London; and Polly Churchill, posing as a shopgirl in the middle of the Blitz. But when the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940, they struggle not only to find their way home but to survive as Hitler’s bombers attempt to pummel London into submission.
I’m just chuffed to be your host for this wonderful evening! And of course Connie and I will be signing any of our books you that you have, or (preferably) buy from the Poisoned Pen.
I hope you can join us, but if you can’t, you can still get copies of Connie’s Blackout and All Clear, as well as the very British The God of the Hive and “Birth of a Green Man,” from the Poisoned Pen. If the store puts the interview up on the web, I’ll let you know.
And in the meantime, celebrate Give A Scary Book to Someone You Know Day, Neil Gaiman’s new Cause. Maybe you can buy something Horror-ble from Poisoned Pen!